Category Archives: Retirement Planning

Want A Financial Adviser? Here Are Some Things To Look For

From NPR News

The first thing to realize about financial advice is that it’s not free — and it often costs more than you think. That’s what Morra Aarons-Mele found when she decided to find a financial adviser after she inherited an IRA from her father.

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Is Wall Street Eating Your 401(k) Nest Egg?

From NPR News

Americans collectively are losing billions of dollars a year out of their retirement accounts because they’re paying excessive fees, according to researchers studying thousands of employer-sponsored retirement plans across the country.

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Unhappy With Your Company’s Health Savings Account? Move It

From NPR News

When it comes to health savings accounts and the so-called Cadillac tax on expensive health plans, the questions just keep coming. And what do you do about adding grandchildren to a health plan? Let’s tackle that one, too.

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States To Workers: Let Us Help You Build Your Retirement Savings

From NPR News

America’s retirement statistics are grim: About 40 percent of baby boomers have nothing saved for retirement, about a third of Americans who are currently retired rely on Social Security for almost all of their income, and the outlook for current workers isn’t much better. About half of private sector employees have no retirement plan on the job.

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Could Delaying Retirement Be Great For Your Health?

From NPR News

He’s been at it for 45 years. Wake up before 2 a.m. Turn on the fryer. And have the glazed doughnuts and peanut-topped coffeecakes ready by 6 a.m.

Yup, Michael Doucleff Sr. is a baker and small-business owner in Alton, Ill.

At at age 70, he doesn’t show many signs of slowing down. He’s still working more than 40 hours a week, still carrying 50-pound bags of flour upstairs from the basement.

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The Good News And Bad News About How People Die

From NPR News

There has been a profound — and positive — change since 1990 in how people die around the world, a new study shows. “We’ve made great progress in reducing the risks of maternal and child health, diarrhea, pneumonia, though there’s still more work to be done,” says Dr. Alan Lopez, author of a global analysis of risk factors of death published this week in the journal The Lancet. Since 1990, childhood malnutrition and unsafe water have fallen off the top 10 causes of death around the world.

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Medicare Provides Few Respite Coverage Options For Caregivers

From NPR News

There’s never a shortage of questions about Medicare, the federal health insurance program for people who are 65 or older and some who are disabled. Here are answers to two about respite care and the so-called doughnut hole that limits payments for drugs in Medicare Part D.

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